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ALBUMEN & SILVER PRINTS / PAGE ELEVEN

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Cook's Bateau Albumen photo by Photoglob ASP104-11

Unmounted albumen photograph, 8 1/4"h x 10 1/2"w (20.5 x 26 cm), showing a ferry pulling into harbor with passengers and crew on board. The boat is the "Ramses III", owned and operated by Cook's Tour Co, which plied the Nile river for the 19th century tourist trade. Photo by Photoglob (Zürich), numbered and titled in the negative. Circa 1895. Photo in fine condition with rich toning. $50.00

H. Arnoux Albumen Karnak Temple ASP105-11

Beautiful and striking unmounted albumen photograph, 10 1/2"h x 8 1/2"w (26 x 21 cm), of a wall relief from the Temple of Karnak, Egypt. Photo by Hippolyte Arnoux (French, active Egypt 1860's-1880's). Most likely based in Port Said, Arnoux is primarily known for his photographic documentation of the excavation of the Suez Canal, but also traveled throughout other areas of Egypt during his career. Photo numbered, titled and signed in the negative. Touch of creasing to extreme left edge of photo, with a narrow band of slight fading to upper and right edges. Else, in fine condition with excellent toning and clarity. $95.00

Albumen photograph of Piazza San Marco ASP106-11

Beautiful albumen photograph, 7 1/2"h x 9 1/2"w (19 x 24 cm), of the Piazza San Marco, Venice. A classic view comprising St. Mark's Basilica, the Campanile, and the piazza lined with cafe chairs. Photographer unknown, circa 1885. Mounted to a stiff dark grey board 11"h x 13 1/2"w. Slight warp to mount, else in absolutely fine condition. $50.00

Albumen photograph of Basilica San Marco ASP107-11

Albumen photograph, 7 1/2"h x 9 1/2"w (19 x 24 cm), of the facade of Saint Mark's Basilica, Venice. Photographer unknown, circa 1885. Mounted to a stiff dark grey board 11"h x 13 1/2"w. Slight wrap to mount, else in absolutely fine condition. $50.00

Photogravure of Ruhmeshalle, Munich ASP108-11

Photogravure, 8 1/2"h x 11"w (21 x 28 cm), of the Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) and the "Bavaria" statue, Munich. Both erected in the 19th century on the edge of the Theresienwiese, where the annual Oktoberfest is held. Photographer unknown. Circa 1885. Numbered, titled and initialed in the negative. Mounted to a stiff dark grey board 11"h x 13 1/2"w. Slight warp to mount, else in fine condition. $45.00

Albumen photograph of "Il Nilo" statue, Vatican ASP109-11

Albumen photograph, 8"h x 10"w (20 x 25 cm), of the statue known as the "Colussus of the Nile" in the "Braccio Nuovo" (New Wing) of the Vatican. The river god is represented by a sphinx, crocodiles, and 16 "putti" (whose actual meaning is unclear). Numbered and titled in the negative. Circa 1870. Mounted to a beige card board 14"h x 16 1/2"w. Slight warp to mount with a touch of browning and wear to the edges. Photo in fine condition, with gorgeous rich brown toning. $50.00

Rheinfall bei Schaffhausen albumen photograph ASP110-11

Superb large and unusual albumen photograph, 10 1/2"h x 13"w (26 x 33 cm), of the dramatic Rhein Falls landscape near Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Photographer unknown, circa 1875. Mounted to a beige card board 12"h x 17"w. Slight browning and wear to edges of mount. Else, photo in fine condition with excellent toning and clarity. Very special. $150.00 SOLD

Albumen photograph of the Cathedral of Milan by Giacomo Brogi ASP141-11

Albumen photograph, 10"h x 8"w (25.4 x 20.3 cm), of Milan cathedral by Giacomo Brogi (1822-1881). This particular image depicts the rear secton of the edifice, which took over five centuries to complete. Note the particularly beautiful Gothic tracery in the larger windows. Numbered, titled and credited in the negative. Brogi's superb series of Milan cathedral are deservedly well known, and this photo was probably taken circa 1870. This copy is a later printing (circa 1885) as evidenced by the "Edizioni Brogi" credit, which is believed that his son Carlo used while continuing the business after his father's death. Mounted to a period burgundy stiff card mount measuring 14 1/2"h x 12 1/2"w. In fine, clean condition with strong contrast. $125.00

Albumen photograph of Schloss Herrenchiemsee, Bavaria ASP139-11

Albumen photograph, 7 1/2"h x 10 1/4"w (19.1 x 26 cm), of Schloss Herrenchiemsee in Bavaria. One of several grandiose fantasy palaces built by Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1886), it was modeled on the palace of Versailles, but was unfinished at the time of the king's death under mysterious circumstances. I love that the only person in the whole photo is that bearded fellow standing squarely on the steps and facing the photographer, one arm akimbo. Attributed to Jos. Albert, Munich, circa 1890. Mounted to a period pale green stiff card mount measuring 12"h x 14"w, that has a contemporary magazine article about the palace neatly affixed to verso. In fine, clean condition. $65.00

Gelatin silver photograph of the Alhambra by Linares fofografo, Granada ASP140-11

Gelatin silver photograph, 9"h x 11 1/2"w (22.9 x 29.2 cm) of a room in the Alhambra palace named for Isabel de Solis, second wife of Abu l-Hasan Ali, sultan of Granada. Numbered, titled and credited ("Linares fotógrafo, Granada") in the negative. Photo circa 1890. Mounted to a period burgundy stiff card mount measuring 12"h x 15"w. Some "silvering" to a few edges of image. Else, this photo has all that one would look for in an early gelatin silver print with it's gorgeous, smoky grey-brown toning and fantastic detail. Very special. $75.00 SOLD

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